Win $1,500 For Your Wrangler! Enter Now
Talk to Wrangler Enthusiasts
1-844-887-6502
Mon - Sun, 8:30 AM EST - 11:00 PM EST

Free Shipping on Orders Over $75. Details

Rough Country Extended Front Driveshaft (07-11 Wrangler JK)

Market Price $459.94 You Save 13% ($59.99)
Our Price

$399.95 (each)

FREE Shipping
  • Item J12166
  • MPN#5096

    more
In Stock Ships same business day.
Ship to: ASHBURN - 20146
Please enter a valid Postal Code
We're sorry, zip can't be updated at this time.
Choose options to add to cart
    Create a list
    Add to New List

    Saved - View your saved items

    We're sorry. We couldn't save this product at this time.

    Features, Video & Details

    • Extended Front Driveshaft
    • Designed for JKs with a 3.5"-6” Lift
    • Clearance for 33”-35” Tires
    • Steel Shaft with Machined Billet Steel Flanges
    • Double Cardan Style CV Joint
    • Collapsed Length - 35.25"
    • Extended Length - 38.75"
    • Lifetime Replacement Warranty
    • For use with Dana 30 Front Axles Only
    • Fits 2007-2011 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review of the Rough Country extended front driveshaft fitting all 2007 and up JKs. Now, there are a couple different versions of this driveshaft, depending on what year your JK is because Jeep did move the transmission and therefore the transfer case a little bit when they changed from the 3.8-liter to the 3.6-liter engine, so make sure you get the right one for your Jeep. Today we're gonna talk through the installation of this driveshaft, which is a simple one out of three wrench installation. We're also going to talk about the construction and a few of the features of this driveshaft. This driveshaft is for those of you who have three-and-a-half to six inches of lift on your JK and are looking for a longer front driveshaft so you're not going to max out the driveshaft length at full droop off-road and also want a stronger driveshaft so you're not going to have to worry about driveshaft breakage when you're wheeling hard with a big, heavy wheel tire package. Now, this driveshaft is significantly less expensive than some of the other ones on the market, and in my opinion, part of that is going to come from build quality. However, if you're not wheeling that hard, you're not as concerned about tearing up your driveshaft on the trail, you're just looking for one that's going to be longer so you're not maxing out at length, I don't think that there's anything wrong with this. If you are running 37's or 40's of big, heavy wheel tire package and you really do some aggressive wheeling, then you probably want to look at one of those top quality, top price driveshafts out there with a few features that will make it a little bit stronger. As far as construction goes, again, this is going to be longer than your factory driveshaft to allow for that lift. This is also a constant velocity double Cardan driveshaft. What that means, is right up here in the joint, you're going to have two different U-joints and a centering ball which make this very, very strong and able to transfer a lot of power and a lot of torque without wearing out or breaking down. The driveshaft comes with greaseable U-joints, also with a greaseable centering ball, and you will want to make sure that you grease that centering ball as often as you grease all of the U-joints. That's an area that's often overlooked and will certainly cause the driveshaft to fail if you don't keep grease on it. Now, the centering ball is going to be a little bit different than your traditional Zerk fitting that your grease gun is going to attach right on to. You are going to have to get a plastic pointy-type end for your grease gun in order to get onto that grease fitting, and push down the ball bearing and fill the centering ball with grease. That's not something that is included in this kit. It is something that you're gonna have to purchase separately. It's very inexpensive but it is something you're gonna want to make sure you have on hand so when you're doing your oil changes or when you're torquing down your tires, you're getting under there and you're greasing your new driveshaft. This also does come with two yokes. Now, the factory setup has a flange on both your axle and on your transfer case. This switches to a yokes style, and there are a couple benefits to that, one being strength, but the other being that this is a nice short setup allowing you to have additional length from your driveshaft which will flatten out the driveshaft angles even further. As far as the installation goes, again, I'm giving this a very simple one out of three wrenches. All you're going to need to do is climb underneath your Jeep and remove your factory front driveshaft. There are quite a few bolts on the flanges that you'll need to remove in order to do that. Once that front driveshaft is removed, you'll need a couple of big sockets in order to remove the flange from the transfer case and from the axle. Again, those are going to be sockets that are over one inch in size. You're probably not going to have them on hand already, so you are going to want to pick those up and you're probably going to also need a nice, long breaker bar in order to break those loose. They are generally torqued down. They might even have a little bit of [inaudible 00:03:59] on them. Once you remove these nuts, hang on to them because you'll use them to reinstall your new yokes. Once your new yokes are in place, you'll install your new driveshaft with all of the included hardware. Now, again, you are going to want to make sure that everything is greased. All these new joints and the centering ball are all greased right out of the factory, but you'll want to double-check them to make sure they do have grease on them. Also, make sure that all of your snap rings on the U-joints are in place. The whole installation process for this shouldn't take you more than an hour to get done, and you won't really need any specialty tools, other than those larger sockets that you may not already have on hand. Now, depending on the state of your Jeep, if you're doing this when you're doing a lift kit and you don't have any of the tires on the ground, it is going to be a good idea to put the Jeep into four-wheel drive and set your emergency brake, as well as leaving it in park, is going to make breaking loose the flange and retightening your new yoke on the transfer case output shaft a lot easier. It's not going to allow that shaft to spin, so you'll be able to get to the proper torque spec on your new yokes. All the torque specs are listed in the instructions for this driveshaft, so you'll be able to get it installed with no problem. As I mentioned, this is going to be significantly less expensive than some of the other versions of an extended driveshaft on the market. For instance, the Rugged Ridge version of the extended front driveshaft is going to be almost twice the cost of this one. And I'm sure there are quite a few different reasons for that, but one of them has to be quality, in my opinion. So, again, if you're looking for a longer driveshaft so that you're not going to max out your driveshaft length when you're at max flex off-road, I think that this one is going to be just fine. Keep it greased. You're not gonna have any problems as long as you're running a 33, a 35-inch tire and you're not doing any really hardcore off-roading. However, if you are going to be doing some serious wheeling with 37's, or 38's, or maybe even a bigger tire, then you might want to invest a little bit more money into a driveshaft that has additional features, making it even stronger. So if you have three-and-a-half to six inches of lift on your JK and you're looking for a longer front driveshaft so you're not going to max out driveshaft length at full droop on the trail, this is going to be a great option that will save you some money over some of the other options on the market. So that's my review of the Rough Country extended front driveshaft fitting all 2007 and up JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Designed for 3.5"-6” Lifts. Take on any trail with confidence by upgrading the front driveshaft of your lifted Jeep JK with one from Rough Country. This Driveshaft is for those JK owners who have lifted their Wrangler and are now looking for a longer extended front driveshaft to avoid maxing out the length of their stock shaft at full off-road droop. Designed for use with a 3.5" to 6" suspension lift, or 2.5" to 6" long arms, this Rough Country Extended Front Driveshaft is compatible with 33” to 35” tires. Not only is this Driveshaft longer than stock, but it is stronger as well. So, you will not have to worry about driveshaft breakage when you're wheeling off-road with a larger set of wheels and tires.

    Superior Quality and Construction. Featuring a double cardan style CV joint, this Rough Country Extended Front Driveshaft is crafted from heavy duty steel making it twice as strong as the stock factory shaft. The included yoke flanges are machined from solid billet steel for superior strength and durability. The collapsed length of the Driveshaft is 35.25", with an extended length of 38.75".

    Lifetime Replacement Warranty. Rough Country Suspension Systems offers a Lifetime Replacement Warranty. Driveshaft’s are warranted to be free from defects in material and craftsmanship for the life of the vehicle if utilized in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions for installation and operation. Rough Country will replace your defective item at no cost to you!

    Application. This Rough Country Extended Front Driveshaft is specifically designed to fit 2007-2011 Jeep Wrangler JK models equipped with a Dana 30 front axle and a 3.5" to 6" lift.

    Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Driveshaft
    • (2) Yokes
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11
    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11

    People Who Bought This Item Also Bought

    Most Helpful Reviews

    5/5
    Perfect

    Perfect fit for my jeep very high quality I suggest this part for lifted jeep

    Helpful (3)

    5/5
    Driveshaft

    Came very well packaged. Claims 2-3 hours it actually took me about 45 minutes to install. Very happy with the ease of greasing it.

    Helpful (3)

    Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
    Read All 18 Reviews

    Customer Photos (2) Submit Your Photo

    View All 2 Photos

    You Might Also Like

    10 Questions / 6 Answers

    Ask a Question

    Is there a rough country version of the driveshaft for 2012-18 Wrangler ?

    YohanM

    • There is a Rough Country Extended Front Driveshaft for 12-18 JK, however at this time, we do not offer this product. The Rough Country Item number is 5071.1A

      Rob D

    Helpful (0)

    I have a 2009 unlimited 3 inch lift with 33s , I was told after it was re geared that i would need a new drive line because of the angle and the vibration, will this work with the 3 inch or will it not fit?

    Joshua

    • This Rough Country Extended Front Driveshaft is designed to be used with a 3.5-6 inch lift. Since you have larger tires, this may work however, we would recommended measuring the length needed for the correct pinion angle. The collapsed length is 35.25" and the extended length is 38.75".

      XTJosh

    Helpful (0)

    So it will not fit on a front dana 44?

    MindenE

    • Correct, this Rough Country Extended Front Driveshaft is for use with Dana 30 Front Axles only.

      XTHelenW

    Helpful (0)

    Is the yoke a 1310?

    Jeremy

    • The Rough Country Extended Front Driveshaft uses a 1310 Yoke.

      Rob D

    Helpful (0)

    Will it work on yj with Dana 30 and 5 inch lift

    Dannyp345

    • No, the Rough Country Extended Front Driveshaft is intended for use on the JK models only. The overall lengths and mounting are different between years and models.

      XTHelenW

    Helpful (0)

    does this product require any additional hardware purchases for installation(yokes)??

    EmirR

    • Thank you for your question! This will come with both yokes, two U-Joints, and the drive shaft itself. You should not need any additional components for this extended front driveshaft.

      MeridethXT

    Helpful (0)

    More Products You Might Like

    Customer Reviews (18) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    • Fit 5 5
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.833333 4.8



    • 5/5

      November 12, 2016

      Perfect

      Perfect fit for my jeep very high quality I suggest this part for lifted jeep

      BrianMacfadden

      Year: 2010Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      March 23, 2016

      Driveshaft

      Came very well packaged. Claims 2-3 hours it actually took me about 45 minutes to install. Very happy with the ease of greasing it.

      Hrissley

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler UnlimitedGrand Rapids, MI

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      July 07, 2015

      IMPRESSED

      I was extremely cautious buying a rough country driveshaft but after receiving and installing it im.a true believer in this driveshaft. Shaft and Joints came greased. Joints made in the USA. Doesn't get better than this for the money.

      Hhunter050

      Year: 2008Georgia, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      April 13, 2017

      Fit like a glove

      The product is exact as explained on the website fast on the shipping . I found my new favorite website to shop for my JK

      DavidM

      Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      March 02, 2017

      Great experience

      Purchased this shaft and had absolutly no problems with install or fitment. Seems to be much better and stronger than the oem and most of all way better bang for your buck. Extreme had the best fast and easy shipping and when product was recieved it was exactly what was expected. I would highly recomebd this to anyone ready to replace drive shafts on on their jk.

      TimothyM

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      November 26, 2017

      Great product

      Awesome shaft. Installed easily. Took it to Kansas Rocks off-road park and ran it through its paces. The rear shaft is next

      Lynnette

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      July 31, 2017

      Great drive shaft

      Very easy to install it took maybe 25-35 mins total

      JustinD

      Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      February 05, 2017

      Perfect for the price

      I installed this on a 2007 unlimited that belonged to a friend of mine. The fit was perfect. Like other reviewers stated the hardest part was removing the old parts. Would recommend this to anyone who doesn't need heavy duty driveshafts but lift their Jeeps.

      Scramblerskippy

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      August 03, 2016

      driveshaft

      i recently purchased a front driveshaft for my 2009 wrangler, so far it is working great, easy install

      willie

      Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      July 30, 2016

      Drivelines

      Well built good finish quality workmanship easy to install no vibrating Good looking too. Mike f

      Duke

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      January 25, 2016

      Extreme terrain front driveshaft

      Comes with new yokes great fit easy to install. 08 jeep jk unlimited hardest part was taking off the old original shaft.

      GSD1

      Year: 2008Bryan texas

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      January 12, 2018

      Great value

      Great product for the price I payed for. Installation was easy. It was delivered way faster than was said. I was surprised how fast the product came. It works great.

      KevinM

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      December 30, 2017

      Great inexpensive solution

      Fast shipping and easy install. No extra parts were needed. I am happy with how well it worked out

      KS

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 3/5

      December 20, 2017

      Rough country front driveshaft.

      Product looks good and installed no problem. But now I have a vibration when at highway speeds. 3.5” lift with 33” tires jku.

      MatthewB

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      August 31, 2017

      Mountain Cruising

      The hard part was taking the old shaft off. The RCEFDS will not last forever, but I know that I won't take more than 20 minutes to change out the universals and be back on the trail.

      GilR

      Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      August 14, 2017

      awsome folks

      from purchase to install.. this is was how ordering on line shopuld be! thank you Extreme Terain

      spencerb

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      March 15, 2017

      Perfect for what I needed

      Perfect for what I needed. I added a lift that the stock drive shaft failed. Easy install if you can get the pinion nut off.

      PeterL

      Year: 2011Submodel: Rubicon

      Helpful (0)

    • 4/5

      February 14, 2017

      driveshaft

      Had no issues installing this driveshaft, no vibration when driving great product for the price.

      4inchjk

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (0)

    Related Wrangler Categories